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TIMES GONE BY: On this day in Gladstone

1946: The following received honours in the recent AMEB examinations in Gladstone: Jacqueline Woods, Mona Jefferis, Leonie Norris; Trinity College examinations: Joan Woodbridge, Denise Hopper, Barry Collins, Maureen Cullen, Sheila McDonald, Enid Pegg, Alison Spencer, Valerie Wright, Joan Brown, Olive Ferguson, Margaret Simms and Desmond Salmon.

Miss Daphne Farnsworth was successful in passing all four subjects with credit in an Arts degree at University of Queensland.

When Mr Harold Lone returned to his launch, Jean II, which was anchored in Auckland Creek, he was amazed to discover a man-eating shark in it.

On being disturbed, the monster of the deep began to snap viciously and lash its tail with great fury.

A local fisherman inflicted a deep and fatal wound with a sharp knife on the back of the shark's head and it was thrown overboard, where it sank immediately.

Mayor O'Malley said at the Town Council meeting that it was with a pain in his heart that he referred to the death of Mr GG Dennis.

Mr Dennis had been a member of the Town Council for 20 years and for five years had ably carried out the duties of Mayor.

He had been associated with almost every public and semi-public body that had been formed for the benefit of the town.



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